'A Fantastic Woman' wins Oscar for Best Foreign Film

05 Mar, 2018

Calling the Oscars win for the film "a transgender watershed", The Hollywood Reporter writes, "The Spanish-language feature, about a trans woman who faces bigotry and intolerance after her partner dies, has become a touchstone for an entire movement, and the film's star, trans actress Daniela Vega , its spokeswoman".

Rafael Nadal out of Indian Wells Masters & Miami Open with hip injury

05 Mar, 2018

He said: "Unfortunately I need to announce that I won't be able to play in Indian Wells and Miami ". On Wednesday, Nadal announced that the same injury forced him to withdraw from the ongoing Mexican Open in Acapulco, leaving his status uncertain for a US swing that included the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open .

Barnaby Joyce declares 'anything that's personal in nature is nobody else's business'

05 Mar, 2018

In recent days questions have been raised about Mr Joyce and Ms Campion's conflicting travel schedules at the time of conception. She said she addressed the same question to Ms Campion and received no response. On Monday Ms Hanson accused the former deputy prime minister of not only destroying his own political career but trying to take the National Party down with him.

LL Bean bans sales of guns or ammo to anyone under 21

04 Mar, 2018

The decision to overhaul its own rules on gun sales puts the company out front in a falling out between corporate America and groups like the National Rifle Association. Companies are showing they can contribute if they are willing to lead. Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz, who is 19 years old, legally purchased at least 10 guns, according to CNN .

NRA boycott: FedEx to keep its discount; 10 companies drop gun group

04 Mar, 2018

It was most prominent in the states with the highest rate of gun ownership, and among people living in the South and the West. The NRA called the decisions to cut ties "a shameful display of political and civic cowardice" in a statement Saturday, and said that it would not scare any of the NRA's more than five million members in "the greatest nation in the world".

Massacre Blowback Threatens Gun Companies as Retailers Flee

04 Mar, 2018

In the letter, Labistour said , "Two weeks ago, 17 people lost their lives in a senseless and tragic school shooting in the U.S. The issue of gun violence and questions surrounding responsible gun use, ownership and manufacturing have made headlines around the world".

Pyeongchang breathes, bids Winter Olympics farewell

03 Mar, 2018

Previously in the 2014 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Norway won second place with 26 medals, three medals behind Russian Federation. While officials in PyeongChang, where the Olympics was held, acknowledged that the Games were hit by a cyber attack during the opening ceremony on 9 February, they refused to confirm who was responsible.

MSP: 2 people shot, killed on Central Michigan University's campus

03 Mar, 2018

He identified the suspect as 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr. "He is a black male, around 19 years old, standing 5'10" tall and weighing 135 pounds. Suspect is still at large, police advise all to take shelter. Authorities told reporters that the suspect had been taken to the hospital on Thursday night from what appeared to be a drug-related incident but did not release additional details.

Griezmann Scores Four As Atletico Close Gap On Barca

03 Mar, 2018

We hope that his decision will become a little clearer when we see a replay. The club says it will also help organize a meeting between the first-team players and 15-year-old Anthony Borges, who was shot five times during the February 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

Comcast challenges 21st Century Fox's bid to buy Sky

02 Mar, 2018

Fox has long owned a 39 percent stake in Sky and offered to buy the remaining 61 percent in December 2016. At the time of writing on Tuesday morning, in the immediate wake of the Comcast announcement, Sky's shares have shot up by more than 20% to £13.27, outstripping the price offered by either suitor.

US Supreme Court hears case critical to future of unions

02 Mar, 2018

David Frederick, a lawyer arguing for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the labor union in the case , told the justices that state legislatures, city councils and school districts will have to start over when it comes to negotiating with state employee unions if the court overturns Abood v.

Kim Kardashian released a new photo with her husband

02 Mar, 2018

I so would have rather have done it on my own", she said in a conversation with her sister Khloe Kardashian in the episode which aired in the USA on Sunday night, adding, "I just hope I care as much. A fourth gushed: "She's so lovely". Kim talked about her love for India with Vogue India for its March 2018 issue with text written by Mira Jacob, read a statement.

North Korea is willing to talk with US, South's leader says

01 Mar, 2018

In a statement, South Korea's Unification Ministry said Pyongyang had accepted a proposal "to hold working-level talks" in the Panmunjom border village on the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. "Like we have said repeatedly, we would consider any restrictions on us as an act of war, and we will not stop the U.S. if it really has the guts to confront us in a "rough" manner", the state-run KCNA news agency quoted the North's Foreign Ministry statement as saying.

#BoycottNRA: Firms cut ties with gun lobby after Florida shooting

26 Feb, 2018

United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website . "Usually what happens is that the storm passes, and the NRA counts on that". President Trump has also jumped to the defense of the NRA on Twitter .

Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague at Turkey's request

26 Feb, 2018

The Turkish Justice Ministry said he was being tried in absentia for his alleged involvement in a March 2016 vehicle bomb attack on Turkey's capital, which killed 36 people and injured 125. He was replaced in 2017. A Turkish soldier was martyred in Syria's northwestern region of Afrin as Turkish-led Operation Olive Branch continues in the region, the military said on Sunday.

Winter Olympics: S. Korea take team silver in men's speed skating

25 Feb, 2018

The emergence of this team is something few outside of Korea expected. Their athletes' lack of experience and preparation showed. At a high school in Uiseong, South Korea's new capital of curling, more than 300 hundred fans gathered around the big screen to watch their beloved "Garlic Girls" edge one step closer to an Olympic triumph with a place in the final.

KFC Says 'FCK' in UK Apology Ad

24 Feb, 2018

The eye-catching spread features a single image of the iconic chicken bucket, but instead of the usual KFC logo on the side, the bucket in the saucy ad reads "FCK". The cheeky apology was well received. The ad said: "We're sorry". Mick Rix, the GMB's national officer said the union warned KFC it would face supply issues if it switched to DHL.

General Mills to pay $8 bn to acquire Blue Buffalo pet foods

24 Feb, 2018

The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Buy" on Wednesday, August 2. Akshay Jagdale, an analyst at Jefferies LLC, said the price was "one of the richest transactions in the food space" - putting Blue Buffalo's valuation at an estimated 25 times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

Snapchat shares tumble on back of Kylie Jenner tweet

24 Feb, 2018

Whether it is the demands of her newfound motherhood or the recent app redesign, the testament drew similar replies from her 24.5 million followers. "S$3 till love you tho snap.my first love". Hewitt went on to explain, "People are part of communities: If your friends are still there, you need to be, too".

It's Coming Back! McDonald's Is Bringing Back 'Rick and Morty' Szechuan Sauce

23 Feb, 2018

Many who lined up at McDonald's locations throughout Manhattan and Queens took their anger to social media when the "super-limited batch" quickly sold out locally. The next day, McDonald's had to offer fans an apology online. Some customers were so upset that police had to be called to locations. On Thursday, McDonalds launched a true crime-style podcast , called " The Sauce ", which discusses the Szechuan shortage fiasco in October.

NRA to participate in CNN town hall on Wednesday

23 Feb, 2018

Loesch was joined on stage by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel , who responding to President Trump's comments in which he supported arming teachers with firearms, said , "I don't believe teachers should be armed". "This is what I'm talking about in terms of prevention and making sure that people who are unsafe should not have access to firearms, without punishing law-abiding Americans who want to be able to have that same right to defend themselves", she said.

Ex-intelligence chief predicts 'other shoes to drop' in Mueller probe

21 Feb, 2018

Trump also defended his prior doubt about Russian hacking, saying that his campaign never colluded with Russia , and praising longtime critic, Rep. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova denounced the allegations as "absurd" and ridiculed the notion that so few Russian nationals could undermine United States democracy.

Japan's Kodaira wins gold in women's 500m

21 Feb, 2018

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics marks are the fourth Olympics by South Korean speedskater Lee Sang-Hwa. Karolina Erbanova (R) of the Czech Republic finished third at 37.34. "I was between nervous and excited before racing and when I finished everything, I was really happy". This was Kodaira's first Olympic gold medal and the second time for a Japanese speedskater to win gold.

Sony may launch an AI-powered taxi hailing system

20 Feb, 2018

Uber's Chinese rival Didi Chuxing previous year began partnership talks with taxi operator Daiichi Koutsu Sangyo Co., with the discussions facilitated by Uber shareholder SoftBank Group Corp., a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg in October.

Shiv Sena alleges ' Nirav Modi is BJP's partner'

19 Feb, 2018

Last week, PNB had lodged an FIR with CBI stating that fraudulent LoUs worth Rs 280.7 crore were first issued on January 16. The PNB fraud pertains to issuance of fake Letters of Understanding (LoUs) to companies associated with billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi by errant PNB employees which enabled these companies to raise buyers credit from worldwide branches of other Indian lenders.

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